HMS Broke at the Battle of Jutland

HMS Broke was a Faulknor-class Destroyer and a half-Flotilla Leader at the Battle of Jutland. She was engaged at very close range with the German Battleship SMS Westfalen around midnight on 31 May/1 June and badly damaged with about 50 of her crew killed. The helmsman was also killed at this time and HMS Broke collided at high speed with HMS Sparrowhawk. After the two Destroyers separated, Sparrowhawk was subsequently sunk but Broke made her way slowly back to the Tyne and was eventually repaired. This community will include all members of HMS Broke's ships company at the Battle of Jutland. To share, or request, information, please email: gerrycostellofww[at]

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